Deciding to head first for the Chianti region known for its wine growing we had also hoped to pass some of the lovely Tuscan hills the area in so famous for. We found the Chianti area very easily and spent some time driving through there arriving in a little town called Radda, a cute village with some very nice old buildings and streets. Leaving this town the landscape changed dramatically with no lovely hills or vineyards just old scrubby hills and not a lot else, where are the lovely Tuscan hills we had seen in the photos and on TV, well not in this area anyway. Driving a little further towards Lake Trasimeno we thought was the right way but alas not a hill to be seen. As it was getting a little late we headed for Siena for the evening and got ripped of even more than Florence at the campground, we could not find a free spot to camp and to be honest are a little disappointed in the lack of good free spots to overnight, plenty of car parks, but river banks or lakes are few and far between, those that are around have no access. Free camping
March 2011 - Mark, Pam & Bree, leaving New Zealand for 3 months overseas. Visiting UK, Europe, USA and finishing with a cruise in the Mexican riveria.
May 2012 - Mark, Pam & Zac leaving New Zealand for 5 weeks overseas. Visiting Hong Kong, Turkey, UK, France & Italy.
May 2014 - Mark & Pam leave New Zealand for 6 weeks overseas where we will visit Dubai, Germany, Austria, Istanbul, Athens, Mykonos, Venice, board a cruise ship for 8 nights and cruise the Med and finish with a Singapore stopover. ... full info